Supply chain management

Like any other sector, the cement industry can improve sustainability by having a positive influence on its supply chain. Increasingly, the stewardship efforts of customers, as well as cement producers, are assessed by ratings agencies and reported as part of companies’ sustainability performance.

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Some cement companies already audit their suppliers, as part of their assessment of supply chain performance. However, there is currently no universal agreement on which factors to consider; or their relative importance. This lack of a defined performance assessment standard makes comparison difficult.

Going Forward

The CSI can help suppliers and companies develop a shared understanding of sustainable development criteria for the supply chain. It aims to provide a framework and analysis tool that can be used by the cement industry to collect and manage information. As a first step, an assessment of current practice will be undertaken. This will look at a range of industries, including cement, and cover key issues such as social impacts, employee health and safety and human rights.

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